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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Aug 30, 2009 6:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: best closing song (not the encore)

DONT KNOW IF THIS HAS BEEN ASKED B4 ....but what are your favs????

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 31, 2009 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

He's Gone so we could all walk out smile, smile, smilin'

cuz that's all that was left to do..........

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Aug 31, 2009 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

You guys are on crack man. DAY JOB rocked!!!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 31, 2009 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

And speaking of crack:

"Day Job"
Recorded on
Dick's Picks, vol. 6
First performance: August 28, 1982 at the Oregon Country Fair Site, Veneta, Oregon. "Day Job" appeared as the second set opener, preceding "Man Smart, Woman Smarter." "West L.A. Fadeaway" also appeared for the first time at this show.

Hunter, in his Box of Rain, notes that

"This song was dropped from the Grateful Dead repertoire at the request of fans. Seriously."

http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/djob.html

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 31, 2009 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

Not sure my previous message I just sent to you got there so : I read now the words of that song Day Job and it really was bad thought deadheads being smarter saying no to it !Crack is garbage not good for the mind ,life beeing worse with that bad drug ,so I heard .Why complicate our lives with vicious drugs ,like heroin ,anyway ?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 31, 2009 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

are you asking me? No idea. Ask Jer

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 31, 2009 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

Once ,I got invited back stage ,and I met Jerry ,face to face ,but I felt very unwell so close by and I left ,not feeling that good being around the rest of the crew ,there !Afterwards ,I learned Jery was using heroin, and that ,to me ,explain the upmost unwellness I felt near him .

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Aug 31, 2009 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

what year was this that you met Garcia?

chasing the dragon doesn't exactly lend itself to putting out real good vibes...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 1, 2009 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hmmmmmmm

I met Jerry once and like skies, I don't remember any specifics.

But it might have been on Tuesday, June 28th, 1988 at the Old Bryan Inn in Saratoga Springs, NY on Maple Avenue just off of Route 50. I bought him a beer, when the waiter brought it to him he looked at me, raised the glass and in that unforgettable high, silvery elfin voice said "Hey, thanks man. You comin' to the show?"

I said "You're welcome and yes, I'll be there."

He responded "Alright, see you there, thanks again man."

That was it....

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 1, 2009 1:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

Stratocaster : I don't exactly remember the year meeting with Jerry but around the mid eighties ,in the Bay area.

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Aug 31, 2009 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

unfortunately in the words of Stephen Fry, Heroin is rather moreish.

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 31, 2009 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

Not sure my previous message I just sent to you got there so : I read now the words of that song Day Job and it really was bad thought deadheads being smarter saying no to it !Crack is garbage not good for the mind ,life beeing worse with that bad drug ,so I heard .Why complicate our lives with vicious drugs ,like heroin ,anyway ?

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Aug 30, 2009 10:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

SHip Of Fools, although it didn't show up as a closer very often...


"It was later than I thought,
when I first believed you..."

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Aug 30, 2009 6:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

Sugar Magnolia

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Aug 31, 2009 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

My favorite for this spot in the set must be the Dew.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Aug 31, 2009 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best closing song (not the encore)

For me I think It' LoveLight I like Day Job also.

With a ending of Lovelight I think the Band left the crowd w/ a warm and fuzzy

I'm kinda bummed today I've been listening to alot of 93- and 94 this past weekend just to kind of readjust my selective memory.There are shows from 93 that I can honestly say were some of the bands best, But a great portion of 94-95 sounds true to what Phil said not long after Jerry's passing and that was the Band was funtioning on enertia alone.
I'm not going to dwell on it to long hopefully, and I'm sure once I shelve these shows from 94-95 and get back to what the Dead spent 30+ years trying get across to the heads and the fans Live,Love,and Laugh I'm gonna feel a whole lot better. Turn on your Lovelight (and Leave it on)

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 30, 2009 7:19pm
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Dew. Didn't always think that - I remember going to New Years @ the Cow in '76 and I was disappointed. I was wrong.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Aug 30, 2009 8:07pm
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Agreed- if they were on, hard to top a good AM Dew.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Aug 30, 2009 7:43pm
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Good Lovin when Bobby was really feelin' it.